Getting the best out of your training
time to cut through the myths and learn about the most beneficial ways to train
Fitness has never been more popular and as a trainer and coach it's amazing to see more and more people taking an interest. My mission is to help people train smarter and understand the truth and science behind the fads and the glossy instagram posts. Chances are you're super busy, have been working really hard in the gym or in classes (fed up of all the HIIT and spinning yet?) but just aren't getting the results you want, and most importantly aren't feeling your best. Maybe you're getting injured, or you just can't crack that elusive PB. I'm here to help you work out how to tailor your training methods to suit your goals.
What is a workout method?
A workout method is an approach to accomplish a health goal. It focuses on skills and specific exercises to help you achieve those goals.
Why use a method?
We all know that processed food is bad for us and that regular exercise is good. But how much exercise do we need, what food should we be eating and how does it affect us? Trying to find the right methods can sometimes be a daunting process, but by using a framework you can easily plan for and achieve improve performance, skill and physical fitness.
To find the method that will get you to your goals first you need to work out what your goals are. Are you trying to reach a PB, do you want to move better, is it for weight loss, strength or co-ordination? The likelihood is it's a combination of a few of those, in which case you'll need to train using more than one method.
The key principles when planning a programme are:
Be specific – training must match to the needs of your goals.
Aim to progress, not be perfect right away – start slowly and gradually increase the amount of exercise and keep increasing either load, speed, duration, complexity or a combination of all 4.
Use it or lose it – any result will be reversed when you stop training for a long period of time. If you take a long break or don’t train often enough you will lose fitness (equally it's important to get your recovery in too!).
Another important aspect of a good training method is moderation. It is important to have rest periods which allow the body to adapt. Too much training (overtraining) can lead to injury.
Now you know why it's important to choose the right methods, watch my video to learn about the top 5 training methods to help you reach your goals.